The Daily Iowan

UI spends $13,000 on provost search, down from 2008 search

LUKE VOELZ

June 17, 2011

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The University of Iowa spent almost $13,000 on a search that would lead to the permanent appointment of the interim provost, according to documents released Thursday. However, Provost P. Barry Butler’s selection was less taxing...

Iowa City Animal Center to launch fundraising drive

ARIANA WITT

June 17, 2011

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Twinkle roamed the floor of the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center Thursday. He poked his wet nose and lengthy whiskers into the cage of fellow felines before settling in the lap of Jackie Wieczorek, a veteran volunteer...

Politicians cross party lines over ethanol

DI STAFF

June 17, 2011

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On Thursday, Iowa’s Republican and Democratic lawmakers found a common enemy — the Coburn-Feinstein amendment. The amendment, although rejected by the Senate just two days previously, passed on a 73-27 vote. If enacted, the...

New Upward Bound director plans to secure three grants

CHASTITY DILLARD

June 17, 2011

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For her first summer as University of Iowa’s Upward Bound director, Dana Thomann has her plate full of plans for a better future. The program, which is part of the UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment, prepares students...

Supervisors strike down proposal for helipad on Melrose

LINDSAY DOUGLAS

June 17, 2011

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Requests to build a helipad near Melrose Avenue didn’t take off at Thursday morning’s Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting. The denial came after Ned Fry, a facilities engineer for the Iowa National Guard, asked the...

China native’s restaurants bring “home” to Iowa

BRITTANY TREVICK

June 17, 2011

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Jennifer Xie adjusted her velvet shawl over a sheer polka-dotted shirt as she poured milky-tan bubble tea. Standing behind the wood bar of her Iowa City restaurant six months in the making, Xie’s come a long way from the girl...

Iowa City ‘Jelly’ events bring local professionals together

BRIAN ALBERT

June 17, 2011

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On a normal day, Howard Butler sits behind the desk of his home office and develops software for his job, without any human interaction. But one Thursday a month, he has the opportunity to sweeten his work life with a bit of...

Four presidential candidates to attend summit in Des Moines

DI STAFF

June 17, 2011

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Strong America Now plans to bring together legislators, experts, and presidential candidates on Saturday in a summit focused on reducing America’s debt. Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, will join five other presenters in Des Moines...

Police: Man assaulted mother of his child

DI STAFF

June 17, 2011

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Iowa City Police arrested a man after he allegedly squeezed the neck of the mother of his child. Cortez Andrew Seals, 22, address unknown, was charged March 10 with domestic-abuse assault without intent causing injury. Police...

Basabe begins Team USA tryouts

SETH ROBERTS

June 17, 2011

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Melsahn Basabe’s plane ride from Iowa to Colorado this morning will take about an hour and a half. If all goes well, he could be taking a 10-hour flight next week. Basabe’s tryout for the USA Basketball U19 World Championship...

Father and son a triple-threat triathlon team

KYLE HUGHES

June 17, 2011

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Swimming 600 yards, biking 15 miles, and then running more than three miles isn’t what most fathers do to spend time with their sons. But for Ray Zebrowski and son Joe Zebrowski, it has become a favorite activity. On Saturday,...

Iowa women’s gymnastics camp comes to an end

CONRAD SWANSON

June 17, 2011

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Parents watched and waited patiently as their daughters worked in the gymnastics room of the Field House on Thursday morning, the final day of Iowa’s women’s gymnastics camp. The room resonated with sound as girls landed...